Silver Teardrop Pendant with Carved Gourd Birds
Made by the Peruvian family cooperative Joyas Cachi, this elegant teardrop shaped pendant features a hand-carved piece of gourd set in silver. A fine line of twisted silver emphasizes the border around the pendant, while the pendant bail is also embellished, mimicking the floral motifs engraved in the gourd. It measures about 2 and ¼ inches long and 1 and ¼ inches wide. The Joyas Cachi family cooperative carries on their father’s tradition of blending Inca, Colonial, Modern and Baroque styles and jewelry techniques. Each piece is handmade from start to finish, including mold making, casting, soldering and polishing.
Chain sold separately.
"My art inspires me to keep the tradition of my ancestors alive, while helping make my culture known throughout the world through my art." - Sonia Cachi Yupanqui of Joyas Cachi, Peru